Driving Towards FIRE,  Our Story

We Broke Up with Our Past Life

We executed a trade…sort of

Once you become more financially savvy, it’s amazing the things you begin to analyze. In 2016, we weren’t as financially fit as we are today and made decisions that most normal people do. We opted to buy a house in bustling Nashville TN 8 mins from downtown. Celebrate, right?

I’d be lying if I said we didn’t love our house in the 615, but it came at a cost and not just dollar-wise. To put it simply, we overbought & we spent too much. In 2016, we bought one of the most expensive home in our neighborhood. Slapped a 30 year loan with a minimal down payment that came with the dreaded PMI.

Then we woke up…

In 2018, we broke up with our past life. Bought a RV, sold a ton of stuff, & most of you know what happened afterwards. What a rush.

In 2021, we decided to buy our home in North Carolina. But this time, we bought far less than the national average and significantly less than what we paid in 2016. We also swapped a 30 year for a 15 year with a full down payment & no PMI. Also, our new home comes with a future income producer that will pay for most of our expenses. @wavyglass1906

I suppose buying in Nashville wasn’t all bad…

Because the net proceeds from the sale became our renovation & restoration budget for our new home. Sometimes life shows you things and you need to pay attention. Once we woke up financially…

Everything changed. And there’s no going back.

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